December 21st, 2012, 12:52 PM
I've seen his work before and he does some really cool things. Much of which, like the floating concept Luke shared with us a short time ago, I have no idea off hand how to set up. After a while I would tire of doing it, all the self photos, but I have heard it is an excellent way to work on your skills and overcome possible awkward feelings of being photographed. A better acceptance of self I guess. See Anna Gay for more of that..
December 22nd, 2012, 08:09 AM
Photography as therapy? I find all the attention on himself disturbing, even narcissistic, which is not all that unusual for a kid his age. And he's a technical whiz kid, that's for sure. It's hard not to admire the results, though I can't say I really like them. But he obviously has talent and dedication, and will probably do well.
Originally Posted by Isoterica
December 22nd, 2012, 09:44 AM
I don't doubt that he is doing something unique and he is certainly has great imagination and talent for what he is doing, but personally I just don't get it...at all. After looking through more of his photostream I actually find some of it to be quite disturbing.
Nic (Canonite, Olympian, Panasonian, Samsunite) ~flickr~
December 22nd, 2012, 03:05 PM
My comment was more related to Anna Gay who was uncomfortable with her appearance at first and then became more accepting of herself as she practiced her photographic skills using herself as subject. She photographs otherwise of course but it was her simple solution for learning lighting etc sans models..
Originally Posted by Lawrence A.
December 22nd, 2012, 03:18 PM
hmm Lawrence, wonder what you make of Cindy Sherman?
My photostream at Flickr.com is here
"We can not shake the illusion of the truthfulness of photography" - William Gedney
December 22nd, 2012, 03:47 PM
Well, I don't know her work well, but I think it is interesting and fun. She may be her own model, but the subject of the pictures is not her as herself. I"m not at all convinced that is the case with our young friend the surrealist, although his concept making might get him there in time. Right now I don't think he is successfully pointing beyond himself, but rather calling focused attention to himself. The fact that we are talking about him on this forum indicates he has managed to do something significant, even if it doesn't much suit me. And as I said, he is talented, dedicated, and a skillful craftsman. That's pretty good for 20 and being a year from starting photography.
It's also true, I confess, that I find lots of "conceptual art" long on concept and short on anything that convinces me, artistically or intellectually. But people like different things.
Originally Posted by pdh
Last edited by Lawrence A.; December 22nd, 2012 at 03:55 PM.
December 22nd, 2012, 03:57 PM
Like it or indifferent or dont like it. You cant knock success . I'm still waiting for my 15 minutes of fame ;-)
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